Nashville, TN’s Shell Of A Shell have shared their debut single, Already There, the title track from their album. The single is a song about false contentment, a ripping examination that maybe things could actually be better. Chappy Hull‘s guitars rip and twist with the melodic sensibility of John Reis while the rhythm section digs crushing polyrhythms into the dirt, it’s an amazing debut from one of Nashville’s most exciting new bands. Shell Of A Shell will release their debut on March 9th, the final instalment in the EIS Tape Club. The band will also make an appearance at this year’s SXSW followed by tour dates with label mates Kal Marks and Bad History Month. You can stream Already There via Soundcloud here and pre-order the album here
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Milked‘s new album, Death On Mars, is out now and is the second installment in Exploding In Sound Record‘s ongoing “extra spicy” Tape Club. Destined to be an underground favourite to be discovered in the future, Milked‘s official debut album is a stunning record that expands on Kelly Johnson‘s former band Geronimo!‘s fuzzy alternative rock, indie punk, and post-punk shimmer.
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Death On Mars
Exploding In Sound Records
Exploding In Sound Records are set to release Milked‘s debut album, Death On Mars, on the 30th June, the album is the second instalment in the label’s ongoing EIS Tape Club. Milked were formed by former Geronimo! guitarist and vocalist Kelly Johnson following their split back in 2015, not one to take time out he immediately began creating solo music under the moniker of Milked, now with their debut album’s release imminent Milked can fulfil their promise to expand on Geronimo!‘s fuzzy post punk and post hardcore legacy, and with the release of Death On Mars they have exceeded their expectations as this is nothing short of a stunning debut full length.
White Punks offers an opening fuzzy grungey riff and insistent beat, this brief burst of fuzzy energy is a promising start and any fears that the rest of the album wouldn’t live up to it are instantly dispelled by the distorted tones of Caledonia, and by the time Oscillate bursts into life I am well and truly hooked on Milked‘s mix of fuzzy grunge, punk, garage and alternative influences. The album’s title track brings a sludgier influence to the album before Goodbye Durango kicks things back into gear with it’s infectious guitar hook and we get further three further full tilt hedonistic blasts before the album bows out with the darker closing number, Enouement.
Almost every track on Death On Mars will be a fixture on my playlist from now on, this is a distorted fuzz drenched album that means that Milked haven’t so much carried on the legacy left by Geronimo! as left it in their wake. Death On Mars is a near perfect nine tracks and is the finest instalment in the EIS Tape Club to date, it’s clear that this series is going to be an eclectic series showcasing the fuzzy underbelly of the alternative scene, now personally I don’t understand the revival in the cassette format as I remember losing many albums to my tape deck’s love of chewing up C90’s, and for those of you that also feel this way the album is available as an individual download.
You can pre-order Death On Mars and/or subscribe to the EIS Tape Club here
Milked‘s Bandcamp can be found here and their Facebook page is here
Milked have released a full stream of their new full length, Death On Mars, in advance of the June 30th release date, the album is the second instalment in Exploding In Sound Record‘s ongoing ‘extra spicy’ EIS Tape Club. Milked is the solo project of former Geronimo! guitarist and vocalist Kelly Johnson and Death On Mars serves as the official Milked debut, a stunning record that expands on Geronimo!‘s fuzzy alternative, indie punk and post punk shimmer.
Death On Mars can be streamed via Soundcloud here
You can pre-order Death On Mars here and join the EIS Tape Club here
Exploding In Sound Records recently announced that Milked‘s debut album, Death On Mars, will be released on the 30th June as the second instalment in their ongoing EIS Tape Club. Formed by former Geronimo! guitarist and vocalist Kelly Johnson following their split back in 2015, he began creating solo music as Milked, Death On Mars promises to expand on Geronimo!‘s fuzzy post-punk and post-hardcore sludge.
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Exploding In Sound Records have announced the second instalment in the ongoing EIS Tape Club, the debut album from Chicago’s Milked. Following the split of Geronimo! back in 2015, Kelly Johnson began creating music as Milked, self-releasing basement demos and garage rock experiments through his Bandcamp page but Death On Mars is their first official album, the record is surging with fuzzy indie rock and blistering punk with its sights turned toward the cosmos.
Death On Mars is due out on June 30th and can be pre-ordered via EIS Tape Club here
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Exploding In Sound Records
Exploding In Sound Records recently announced the launch of the EIS Tape Club, a year long cassette subscription service that boasts Anna Altman’s full length debut, Freightliner, as the debut release. Freightliner was released on April 28th and is not only available via The EIS Tape Club, for those with a preference for digital formats the album is also available for download. Anna Altman are comprised of the duo Lucia Arias and Christian Billard, both better known for their tenure in Turnip King, but this is not just a recreation of that band’s work, Anna Altman is a distinctly more laid back project.
Freightliner opens with The Interview, a track that possesses a bassline and beat that is more than a touch reminiscent of early New Order, with a breathless vocal delivery that reminds me of Pauline Murray, lead singer of punk band Penetration and latterly Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls. The Catcher then brings the pace down, and it’s here that the album remains, after the initial post punk feel of The Interview the album boasts a series of delicate melodies, gentle beats and tangled minimalist arrangements that will delight fans of Liz Phair, The Breeders, and Bedhead.
From the off Freightliner lays it’s cards on the table with it’s mix of influences from the UK’s post punk scene and US indie bands, but considering these influences the whole album feels restrained and after the opening track, The Interview, the album never seems to recover from it’s initial loss of momentum. Having said that, for those seeking a melodic and haunting soundtrack then Freightliner offers a serene hypnotic quality that is built on repeating structures and patterns overlaid with haunting vocals.
You can subscribe to the EIS Tape Club here and digital downloads of the album are available here
Exploding In Sound Records recently announced the launch of the EIS Tape Club, a year long cassette subscription service with it’s initial release, Anna Altman’s full length debut, Freightliner, that is due out on April 28th. Anna Altman create gorgeous melodies and tangled minimalist arrangements; simple songs that are filled with atmosphere and Arias’ stunning vocals. M.C. Ph.D is the record’s second single and the album’s stunning conclusion, a song that packs a punch while darting between mesmerizing hooks.
You can stream M.C. Ph.D here and subscribe to the EIS Tape Club here
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Exploding In Sound Records have announced the launch of the EIS Tape Club, a year long cassette subscription service that will release a new tape every other month, the label was inspired by the incredible amount of amazing new music they wish they could release. The EIS Tape Club is a celebration of independent music, new artists, and the pursuit of finding your next favourite band.
You can join the EIS Tape Club here
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